Campaigns and Mobilisation Officer (Food Insecurity)

Closing date
22 Dec 2021

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Pecan is a highly respected and dynamic Christian charity. We have been working throughout Southwark for 30 years, helping people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, re-write their futures and flourish. Our strong staff and volunteer team work with the most vulnerable people to transform lives and communities. Our work is founded on our mission, vision and values, and we are committed to showing kindness, raising self-belief and inspiring hope for the future in the individuals we serve.

As Campaigns and Mobilisation Officer (Food Insecurity), you will play a key role changing community perceptions of food insecurity through building campaigns that focus on the drivers of poverty. Alongside this they will be responsible for supporting service users to share their stories and ideas with decision makers, so to enable them to work together to find better solutions.

When working for Pecan, you can expect to become a valued member of a diverse and supportive team. In addition to a place in our 30-year legacy, you will receive a generous holiday allowance, pension contribution and life assurance cover. You can also expect regular team meetings and social opportunities, and a variety of other benefits.

We want to hear from you if you:

Have a passion for social justice
Believe dignity must be at the heart of service delivery
Have experience of supporting service users to influence decisions
Have delivered in person and online campaigns

Main Responsibilities:

To support service users to become decision makers
To influence local communities and faith groups to tackle the drivers of food insecurity
To build campaigns on and off line to share a vision of ending the need for foodbanks
To build a coalition of partners to challenge the drivers of poverty

Key Requirements (specific skills, qualifications required):

Experience of community organising or managing volunteers
Experience of traditional and online campaigning
Strong people skills - communication and cooperation
Self-motivated and calm under pressure

Desirable knowledge/expertise

Personal experience of financial / food insecurity
Experience of the voluntary and community sector
Experience of working across a spectrum of faith groups

Please read the job description before applying. Please see the full instructions to apply below.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021, 9am
Interview Date: Monday 13th December 2021, Time TBC

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